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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Google Cloud Bigtable

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DescriptiondBase was one of the first databases with a development environment on PC's. Its latest version dBase V is still sold as dBase classic, which needs a DOS Emulation. The up-to-date product is dBase plus.Cloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Google's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score14.42
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score17.13
Rank#38  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score3.58
Rank#88  Overall
#7  Wide column stores
Websitewww.dbase.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasecloud.google.com/­bigtable
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasefirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasecloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docs
DeveloperAsthon TateGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Google
Initial release197920122015
Current releasedBASE 2019, 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
hostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.limited functionality with using 'rules'no
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zones
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSyesAtomic single-row operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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